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9/11

Discussion in 'Primary' started by psalm23, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. What if anything does your school plan to do to mark the 10th year since this atrocity? I am struggling to explain to my now 10 year old what happened and shield him from some , what I consider to be , inappropriate filming.
     
  2. What if anything does your school plan to do to mark the 10th year since this atrocity? I am struggling to explain to my now 10 year old what happened and shield him from some , what I consider to be , inappropriate filming.
     
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    As the anniversary is on a Sunday, not an awful lot as we won't be in school.

    Also I have a class of 6/7 year olds and so nothing really. They are very young and to my mind need to be shielded from the worst atrocities in the world for a few more years yet. They also have no memory, so it wouldn't be any more 'real' to them than remembering the war.

    We didn't do anything to mark 7/7, so do we need to remember 9/11 formally?
     
  4. Similar response as minniminx really.
    We won't be in school on the day and for the children in school it will not be in their living memory. I find the whole thing far too harrowing to talk about still and wouldn't want to be in a position where I am trying to discuss the issue with 6 year olds who have just come back to school after the summer holidays!
     
  5. Sillow

    Sillow Senior commenter

    I'm in Year 6 this year, so if any of the children bring it up I will talk about it appropriately with them. I won't bring it up with them myself, though.
     
  6. I agree. What would be your purpose in discussing this?
     
  7. nick909

    nick909 Lead commenter

    I see no need to mention not commemorate it in school, so I won't be bringing it up but will discuss it at the appropriate level if the children mention it.
    They might well do, given the coverage, the level of which dismays me a little, not least the conspiracy theory elements that are being trotted out yet again. Not a discussion for this thread, perhaps though.
     

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